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An Occupiers Perspective

This section aims to provide a space for the varied and diverse voices of Occupy London.
 
 

NON-DOM TAX AVOIDERS

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
This week the Labour Party made a manifesto pledge to abolish the scandalous ‘Non-Dom’ rule, which allows wealthy individuals to avoid paying tax on their foreign earnings, while the rest of us ordinary mortals have to pay all our tax in full. This rule is long-overdue[…]

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I stand with the people of Kenya by Asad Rehman

When predominantly white students have been massacred in America or in European countries, I don’t remember graphic photographs being published of their blood-soaked bodies on the floors of classrooms. The same applies to those murdered in the ‪#‎CharlieHebdo‬ offices.
Asad Rehman makes a stark point here. I’ve chosen to quote him without sharing the pictures,[…]

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Latest Neoliberal Attack on the Legal System by Mel Strickland

Latest Neoliberal attack in the legal system by Mel Strickland.
Latest neoliberal reform in the legal system: the introduction of criminal court charges coming into effect on 13 April ranging from £150 – £1200 – it will incentivise people to plead guilty as the fees are much cheaper than if you plead not guilty and[…]

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Homelessness part 2 by Tarpaulin Simon

Homelessness Part 2 By Tarpaulin Simon.
Tried to film a quick piece after my second night at the homeless shelter but realised it was just an unintelligible angry rant.
Reshot it this morning. It’s about a guy that 5 weeks ago was living as a furniture restorer in Cardiff and is now living rough in[…]

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New report: Health & Fracking: the impacts & opportunity costs

New report: Health & Fracking: the impacts & opportunity costs
Excellent new report by public health charity Medact – health professionals demand immediate moratorium to fracking due to its extreme health risks. They stop short of demanding a full ban but the implications of the report lead to that conclusion – fracking is inherently dangerous[…]

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The Homeless Can’t Vote by Tarpaulin Simon

After volunteering at a shelter tonight I filmed a quick piece on the upcoming election, the possibility of another 5 years of austerity and the impact on the homeless.
Homelessness has risen by a factor of 5 since Cameron came to power but I didn’t hear this mentioned in the leaders debate.
Because the homeless[…]

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Barnet Council, Barnet Homes Take Us For Mugs! Literally! By BarnetHAction

BARNET COUNCIL HAVE BUILT 3 COUNCIL HOMES IN 22 YEARS (WHILST SELLING OFF/DEMOLISHING HUNDREDS)
THESE 3 HOMES WERE UNVEILED ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR TO MUCH FANFARE.
BARNET COUNCIL & BARNET HOMES HAVE SPENT OUR MONEY ON COMMEMORATIVE MUGS TO CONGRATULATE THEMSELVES!!!!
One year ago today, Barnet Council invited Boris Johnson to Muswell Hill to[…]

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Leaders Debate and the failure on the NHS by Aengus Mac Og

Leaders Debate and the failure on the NHS by Aengus Mac Og
It’s so sad to see so many fall into the trap set by this government and their paymaster bankers and tax avoiding business backers regarding the NHS. For today, after the comments of Farage, on social networks we’ve seen the woeful justifications of[…]

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‘Internal Errors’ at the LeadersDebate? by Aengus Mac Og

‘Internal Errors’ at the LeadersDebate? by Aengus Mac Og
‘Internal errors’, these are the words someone used just now to describe the person who heckled the Prime Minister at the debate yesterday. It’s pretty standard, discredit the person if you can’t discredit their arguments. It’s all very Oxbridge, they must teach it there. I’m sure[…]

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